WHO: American Red Cross representatives, Saint Thomas Health representative, Tennessee Titans representative, Nashville Metro Police Department, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Nashville Fire department representatives and a blood and organ transplant recipient.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, from 10 to 11 a.m.*
*Please try to arrive 15-30 minutes in advance to allot time to enter stadium security check points. To ensure safety, stadium security personnel will check for prohibited items being carried inside the stadium.
WHERE: Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213 - Post Game Interview Room - Parking: Lot H
WHY: As one of the largest-sponsored blood drives in Middle Tennessee, The American Red Cross, Saint Thomas Health, The Tennessee Titans, 104.5 The Zone, and the Nashville Metro Police Department, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and Nashville Fire Department are teaming up for the Music City Battle of the Badges blood drive, presented by Saint Thomas Health Monday, July 16, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nissan Stadium. At the news conference, Metro Police, Sheriff and Fire Departments will go head-to-head in friendly, competitive banter as they gear up to encourage donors to help give the gift of life to hospital patients, while giving in honor of their favorite badge— sheriff, police or fire.
VISUALS: Photo, video
INTERVIEW: Local law enforcement officials and first responders, Saint Thomas Health | Ascension representative, Tennessee Titans representative, Heather Trew Foundation representative, blood and double lung transplant recipient Maz Rodriguez, and Red Cross representatives will be available to answer media questions.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10:00 - 10:05 a.m. – Steve Underwood, president & CEO of the Tennessee Titans
Welcome and Introductions
10:05 – 10:10 a.m. - Sheriff Daron Hall, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.
Event Info & Smack talk
10:10 - 10:15 a.m. - Chief Steve Anderson, Nashville Metro Police Dept.
Current Blood Needs & Smack talk
10:15 - 10:20 a.m. – Director Chief William Swann, Nashville Fire Dept. representative
Special Giveaways & Smack talk
10:20 - 10:25 a.m. – Mario Sedlock, donor recruitment director, Red Cross
Call to Action
10:25 - 10:30 a.m. – Mission Moment: blood and double lung transplant recipient Maz Rodriguez
10:30 - 10:35 a.m. – Dr. Greg James, Chief Clinical Officer of Saint Thomas Health
Music City Battle of the Badges sponsorship, mission and services
10:35 - 10:40 a.m. – Stephanie Ezell, district manager, Red Cross
Nashville Mayoral Music City Battle of the Badges Proclamation
10:40 - 10:45 – Questions – Brett Crystal, donor recruitment manager, Red Cross
10:45 – Conclusion of news conference
Davidson County Metro Police Department
Don Aaron, 615-862-7306
Davidson County Sheriff’s Office
Karla R. West, 615-862-8235
Nashville Fire Department
Joseph Pleasant, 615-948-4923
Saint Thomas Health | Ascension
Danielle Hall, 931-247-3527
Lynne McCracken, 615-565-4347
American Red Cross